Benefits of Propane Fueled Forklifts for Texas Business Owners

Running a commercial business in the Greater Houston area requires many business owners to face a difficult decision: which fuel choice will lend the biggest advantage? If you use forklifts at your Texas company, how you use your equipment will determine the decision you make. There are a lot of common misconceptions with regard to propane forklifts that are explained below.

Propane vs. Other Fuels: The Best Fuel for Forklifts

Propane forklifts are a better low-emissions choice.

Propane forklifts produce significantly fewer emissions when compared to gasoline and diesel, which is why propane forklifts are suitable for use indoors. However, even though electric forklifts produce zero emissions at the site of use, the total emissions of the electricity generation and battery manufacturing process must be considered also. Propane is created primarily as a by-product of the natural gas refining process, so minimal emissions are actually produced to create the forklift propane, as opposed to electricity.

Propane forklifts are more versatile.

Since 68% of forklift users utilize their fleet both indoors and outdoors, propane forklifts provide a clear advantage. Propane forklifts meet or exceed the nationwide indoor air quality standards and are available in up to 15,000 lb. applications. This versatility allows for propane forklifts to meet the requirements for the fleet, except for the most extreme applications.

Propane forklifts can save end-users the most money at the initial equipment costs and on fuel purchases.

Propane forklifts cost less to purchase and maintain compared to diesel, gasoline, and electric forklifts. Forklift propane fleets can also save $1 or more per gallon of fuel compared to gasoline or diesel since bulk users of propane often receive a much lower propane cost due to the lower cost per gallon of bulk deliveries. Additionally, propane racks, cylinders, or dispenser tanks are often provided to the forklift propane end-user at no cost.

Whether you already use propane gas to power your forklifts or are interested in converting your equipment to forklift propane, Green’s Blue Flame is here to help. We offer commercial propane delivery for forklift fueling to businesses across Harris, Waller, and Montgomery counties. Along with on-site cylinder fueling, we can install bulk cylinder refueling stations, offer cylinders and storage racks for loan or purchase, and provide forklift conversions. Contact us today!

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